What do American Christians believe about their Religion

Meghna Chakrabarti. Audio. 46:00. On Point .


This podcast reports on the belief of American Christians who participated in progressive congregations represented by a LifeWay survey.


Interviews with a variety of religious leaders including researchers from LifeWay, a professor from Wake Forest, and the executive director of Boston Collaborative, an organization that connects workplace Christians and the Boston community; survey results; research

Recommended Audience

Progressive congregational leaders and those interested in Southern Baptist research



Practical Applications

  • Learn more about the landscape of American religion during the 2020s.
  • As a local judicatory or denomination, discover more about the difference between the theological worldviews of those in their geographic area.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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